Hmong Market is essentially a large market with toys, clothing, other goods and an expansive food court. If you really want to immerse yourself in something different, take a trip here! A group of us went for lunch one weekend and we had a great time. The majority of the vendors speak very little English, so be prepared to point and use your fingers to communicate prices.
Chicken Larb, Pork Ear Salad Larb and Beef Larb- all small $4, large $6. These larbs are great but extremely spicy! I got a small chicken larb and it was huge (see below)! The meat itself is cold- like a chicken salad.
Steph ordered some type of mushroom broth in the hopes that it was vegan. Let’s just say Hmong Market isn’t the place to go if you’re vegan or you have dietary restrictions. Very few vendors could explain in English all the ingredients that went into a dish.
Papaya Salad from Coco’s Island Papaya. Very refreshing, sweet, sour and spicy! Beware of the spice mild tastebuds!
For the unadventurous eaters, they always have a plethora of fried food! Fried chicken wings, white rice, fried spring roll and a delicious fried sugar donut.
Best Bets: Bubble tea, sugar donuts, papaya salad, sausage
Cuisine: Hmong, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian
Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten-Free: Questionable / No/ No
Entree Range: $3-7
Waiter Service: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Credit Cards: No
Parking: Private lot
Good for Groups: Yes
217 Como Ave St Paul, MN 55103S
Mon-Sun 8am-8pm (best times to come Sat/Sun 11am-2pm as some places are closed outside those hours)